Guide for DHL Express Dutiable Shipments to China
Recent changes in Customs regulations in China have mandated new requirements in the export and import clearance process which will come into effect on January 1, 2011.
These changes are summarized as follows:
These new regulations will be mandatory by January 1, 2011 and could potentially impact the Customs clearance process for your shipments to and from China. These new requirements affect all players in the logistics industry in China, and we are working closely with the General Administration of Customs in China in order to address potential delays in clearance and avoid any subsequent negative impact for businesses in China.
What is the “the Declaration of Not contain Any Wood Packing Material”?
The Declaration of Not contain Any Wood Packing Material must be attached to shipments to China when sending using cardboard or other non-wood packing materials.
This is a measure imposed as a consequence of frequent findings of the insect pest known as pinewood nematode with wood packing
materials used in export shipments from Japan and the U.S. resulting in a regulation that requires exporters to issue the Declaration of Not contain Any Wood Packing Material with shipments not using wood packing materials being promulgated by Notice No. 23 of the State Administration for Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine, General Administration of Customs and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People’s Republic of China, dated November 1999.